Global prevalence of strabismus

With a need for relevant information to design plans for screening, early diagnosis and timely management, the aim of this study was to present a systematic review of the sources to provide an estimate of the global prevalence of strabismus...

Review of amblyopia prevalence

The authors conducted this study for systematic assessment of the literature to provide an estimate of the global and regional prevalence of amblyopia, to determine the trend of its prevalence in previous years, to explore the factors contributing to differences...

Myopia-protective against diabetic retinopathy

This meta-analysis evaluates the current evidence of the relationship between myopia and diabetic retinopathy (DR) risk. A systematic search was performed up to April 2015. Three models were used to assess the association between myopia and risk of DR: axial...

LASEK vs. epi-LASIK for myopia: meta-analysis

Previous studies have produced inconsistent conclusions on the relative benefits between LASEK vs. Epi-LASIK. LASEK uses 20% alcohol to separate an epithelial flap from the Bowman membrane. After ablation, the epithelial flap is repositioned onto the cornea. Epi-LASIK creates the...